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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

An MRI revealed no structural damage or cartilage issues in Mookie Betts' right knee. There is, however, some swelling, which accounts for him being out of the Red Sox's lineup Saturday night. John Farrell classified it as "a short-term situation."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Zeller is now the fourth highest paid player on the Celtics' roster, ahead of All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. A glance at Boston's current cap commitments.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the Celtics' depth chart after Saturday's flurry of roster activity.

Lineup: Red Sox (54-40) vs. Twins (36-60)

  • 1. Brock Holt, LF (L)
  • 2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B (R)
  • 3. Xander Bogaerts, SS (R)
  • 4. David Ortiz, DH (L)
  • 5. Hanley Ramirez, 1B (R)
  • 6. Jackie Bradley Jr., CF (L)
  • 7. Aaron Hill, 3B (R)
  • 8. Sandy Leon, C (S)
  • 9. Michael Martinez, RF (S)
  • SP: David Price, LHP
  • Daily notes

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

With Saturday's signings, the Celtics are headed back over the salary cap. Access to the $5.6 million mid-level could allow the team to either inflate the contract of second-round picks like Demertius Jackson or target in-season help.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

After the Celtics' flurry of activity on Saturday, a look at their projected depth chart.

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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

The Boston Celtics made a flurry of moves Saturday, including agreeing to deals with Gerald Green and Tyler Zeller. What it seems to suggest is that Boston is willing to head into next season with the roster it has constructed. The Celtics still have the flexibility and assets to explore trade opportunities, but also bolstered their depth assuming no deals materialize.

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Mookie Betts joins select company

For the second time this season, Betts hit leadoff home runs in back-to-back games against the Twins on Thursday and Friday. Only three other players in the modern era (since 1900) have hit leadoff homers in back-to-back games multiple times within a single season, the Elias Sports Bureau reports.

  • Brady Anderson in 1996
  • Craig Biggio in 2001
  • Alfonso Soriano in 2007

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David Ortiz proves he's human

Ortiz grounded into a 4-2-3 double play with the bases loaded and no outs in the ninth inning on Friday. It's the second time this season he's grounded into a double play in a walk-off situation. He did that only three times in his career before this year, ESPN Stats & Info notes.

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Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Mookie Betts felt what manager John Farrell described as "soreness" in his knee to the point where he "felt like he couldn't run as normal." Farrell called it "precautionary" to take Betts out of the game. Red Sox hoping it's not a lingering issue.

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1dScott Lauber

Red Sox OF Betts (knee) exits, is day-to-day

Outfielder Mookie Betts is day-to-day after leaving the Red Sox's loss Friday night with soreness in his right knee, an issue that has been a periodic problem for him since the All-Star break.

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